Malawi, a small landlocked country bordering Zambia, Tanzania, and Mozambique, remains one of the world’s poorest countries. It was ranked 171st out of 187 on the 2011 UNDP Human Development Index and 45th out of 79 on the 2012 Global Hunger Index. Over 40 percent of the country’s 14 million people live on less than US$1 per day (2012 Government of Malawi MDG Report). According to the 2010/11 Integrated Household Survey, poverty declined slightly from 52.4 percent in 2005 to 50.7 in 2011 .

Agricultural Production
Agricultural Production2011201220132014
Rice Production
FAO 2013
117,733 MT110,964 MT125,156 MT131,000 MT
Wheat Production
FAO 2012
1,850 MT1,956 MT1,784 MT1,178 MT
Maize Production
FAO 2012
3,699,147 MT3,618,699 MT3,639,866 MT3,929,000 MT
Soybean Production
FAO 2013
75,665 MT106,592 MT111,977 MT110,000 MT
Agricultural Exports
Agricultural Exports2010201120122013
Rice Exports
FAO 2013
1,269 MT954.00 MT1,521 MT1,841 MT
Wheat Exports
FAO 2012
7,337 MT11,213 MT11,213 MT1,515 MT
Maize Exports
FAO 2013
7,841 MT357,302 MT15,393 MT1,857 MT
Soybean Exports
FAO 2012
10,671 MT5,041 MT2,184 MT14,333 MT
Agricultural Imports
Agricultural Imports2010201120122013
Rice Imports
FAO 2013
751.00 MT310.00 MT2,861 MT977.00 MT
Wheat Imports
FAO 2012
7,337 MT11,213 MT11,213 MT1,515 MT
Maize Imports
FAO 2010
15,395 MT6,106 MT0.00 MT60,514 MT
Soybean Imports
FAO 2013
1,868 MT90.00 MT790.00 MT597.00 MT